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L.A. Angels Third Base Coach Dino Ebel to be Inducted Into SBVC Athletic Hall of Fame

SBVC Alumni & Athletic Hall of Fame and Distinguished Service Awards to honor top alumni, athletes, and community partners on Friday, October 12, 2012, at 5:30 p.m. at the National Orange Show.

SBVC alum and Angels 3rd base coach Dino Ebel

Although the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim won’t be playing for any postseason awards in 2012, third base coach Dino Ebel will be inducted into the San Bernardino Valley College (SBVC) Athletic Hall of Fame at the SBVC Alumni & Athletic Hall of Fame and Distinguished Service Awards to be held at the National Orange Show Events Center this Friday at 5:30 p.m.

The annual event honors outstanding alumni from the school’s 86-year history while raising funds for the SBVC Foundation to support student scholarships. Tickets for the event are $75 per person and include dinner, entertainment, access to the silent auction, and are available from the SBVC Foundation by calling 909.384.4471.

After graduating from Barstow High School, Ebel played for SBVC from 1984-1986 and was named an Inland Valleys All Conference shortstop. At Florida Southern College, he was a member of the 1988 NCAA Division II championship team, earning second team All-American honors. Drafted by the Philadelphia Phillies in 1986, he signed with the L.A. Dodgers where he played six professional seasons.

After 17 seasons with the Dodgers as a minor league player, coach and manager, Ebel was appointed to Mike Scioscia's staff in 2005. Dino recently completed his eighth season as a coach with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim organization (his seventh as third base coach and his second campaign as the outfield coach).

An active community volunteer, Dino assists Angels Community Relations with youth clinics, hospital and community appearances, and has participated in Mike Scioscia's annual Youth Baseball Clinic. Host of the Dino Ebel Annual Baseball Clinic each off-season, he is a motivational speaker and received the Mara Forcey Award in 2005 as the Angels' Minor League Employee of the Year.  

His professional career as a player, coach and manager has taken him around the world. He has coached in California, including here in San Bernardino, Arizona, Utah, Florida, Delaware and Texas; and overseas in China, Taiwan and Japan.  On the World Team coaching staff of the 2005 Futures Game, he managed winter baseball in the Dominican Republic and in Panama.

Ebel will be enshrined in the Athletic Hall of Fame along with Deborah Hammer—an All-American archer and Olympic athlete who attended SBVC in 1976. Other prominent alumni to be honored at the event include: Kim Carter, Richard Jones, Robert W. Percy, and Ruth Sandlin.

For more information on tickets for the SBVC Foundation’s Alumni & Athletic Hall of Fame and Distinguished Service Awards, contact Donna Hoffmann at 909.384.4471 or visit http://www.sbvcfoundation.org/.